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Dec. 23, 2017
A few last-minute Stocking Stuffers
On a Christmastime birding adventure in Vancouver, what will we see? Maybe even a vagrant or an exotic in this blog!
Dec. 16, 2017
Oh my Gos
After a CBC count in Delta, it's time to see some rare birds - and maybe even a lifer, a Northern Goshawk!
Dec. 9, 2017
Holy noodle pancakes! A Summer Tanager just showed up in South Van. The question is if we will see it, and what the heck it's doing here!
Dec. 3, 2017
It's pretty funny to see how much people will do to catch a glimpse of a really weird looking duck.
Nov. 10, 2017
Sandpipers and a Snowy
Down in Washington, things are happening. This is includes a Snowy Owl and a very, very large amount of Sandpipers.
Nov. 5, 2017
You only need one exciting bird to turn a bad day into a good day, and when a Metro Vancouver rarity turns up in Surrey, who knows what will happen?
Nov. 4, 2017
Not very often can you have a birding day with three different rarities, but today I have seen three interesting rarities to the Lower Rainland!
Oct. 29, 2017
The Great Sardis Park Geese Spectacle
Every year large numbers of Cackling Geese come to Sardis Park in Chilliwack to winter. Today I witnessed the amazing spectacle for myself!
Oct. 22, 2017
Over the last few years Salmon Festivals celebrating the leaving and returning Chum, Coho and every so often Pink Salmon. Here are a few!
Oct. 7, 2017
On a very rainy day in Coquitlam, we decide to try and find a Harris's Sparrow in Colony Farm, which could be compared to finding a needle in a haystack.
Sep. 16, 2017
One Very Lost Dove
A White-Winged Dove shows up in Richmond, BC, hanging out with the local Rock Pigeons - and that isn't the only rarity that is showing up!
Sep. 3, 2017
One of the most amazing rarities of all time is reported - a very cool bird turns up in coastal Washington. When the Code 5 calls, birders shall respond!
Aug. 26, 2017
Spiraling Swift Storm
The latest issue of BirdWatching magazine featured a story about Swifts in Monroe, so we decided to visit the place since it was surprisingly close to Vancouver.
Aug. 5, 2017
We planned a trip in the spur of the moment to take advantage of the unusually hot weather. The recent smokey weather won't keep us from birdin'!
Jul. 30, 2017
It was a sunny day in Vancouver, and there were birds to see. Sure, there wasn’t much happening around but we decided to check out Iona since there is almost always something there!
Jul. 26, 2017
Since our trip was coming to an end, I decided that we should go and visit the famous Monkey Mountain Park in Arashiyama, Kyoto.
Jul. 22, 2017
We decided to go birding again at the nearby Otokoyama Park/Mountain. Easily accessed by taking a few local trains (Hankyu line from Kyoto)...
Jul. 8, 2017
Birding Mt. Misen, Miyajima and Okikamuro
On our way to Okikamuro (to visit family!) we decided to stop in at Miyajima Island for a bit of birding and touristy stuff...
June. 3, 2017
Mystery of the Lost Bullfinch
It’s around 1 am in the morning and I check the RBA one last time before getting some sleep. The first thing I see is Eurasian Bullfinch...
Jun. 3, 2017
The Chatty Chat
I was at school. I quickly checked the RBA and saw what was at the top of the list – Yellow-Breasted Chat. Where? Langley...
Jun. 23, 2017
The Great Okanagan Birding Trip
We took a short trip to the Okanagan - a whole new world of birding. From the picturesque scenery to the vast fields full of birdlife to explore...
May 6, 2017
Last week, we went to Burnaby Mountain and found a grouse, hooting 70 feet up in a cedar tree. We got some record shots, but we came back today...
Apr. 23, 2017
Day of the Blackbird
Our first birding back from the trip would hopefully be some good birding. Our target was a nemesis bird of mine, the Yellow Headed Blackbird.
Apr. 19, 2017
Birding in the Grand Canyon State - The Final Day
On the last day, we will sweep up and hopefully getting some missed desert specialties - and enjoy some final, amazing Mexican food!
Apr. 18, 2017
Birding in the Grand Canyon State - Hummers, Parrots, Owls, Oh My!
Back at it again with some more specialties. This time we may encounter colorful flycatchers, tiny owls and even some parrots!
Apr. 17, 2017
Birding in the Grand Canyon State - Southeast Specialties
We woke up at the crack of dawn at the nice time of 5:00 am. We left by six. We were going to Madera Canyon. Gonna pick up some lifers, Woohoo...
Apr. 16, 2017
Birding in the Grand Canyon State - We're Here!
Most trips I’ve been on have been extensively planned beforehand but nope, not this one...
Mar. 25, 2017
Parking Lot Birding
A very rare bird from the far north shows up in a very odd place, and a great encounter with the tiny sea goose in this blog from Washington.
Mar. 19, 2017
Brilliant Black Duck
A whole ton of rarities show up in Victoria, so we head over there. We try to see a Pink-Footed Goose, Redwing, Skylarks and an American Black Duck.
Mar. 15, 2017
What kind of things will happen when I try to find one of my nemesis birds! Sometimes birds can show up in the weirdest places, and this is proof of that.
Mar. 12, 2017
Out in the back-roads of Pitt Meadows, for once you can feel connected to the wilderness. The fields, the mountains, the forest, and the rare birds.
Feb. 25, 2017
We may get more than we asked for on our third try to try and see the uncommon White-Throated Sparrow. Here, we visit Reifel and Richmond on the hunt to see it.
Feb. 24, 2017
Super Surrey Surprises
Today we try to hunt down the elusive duck with the white back, the Canvasback. You never know what might happen when trying to see a rare duck!
Jan. 21, 2017
Ruddies in the Reeds
When plan A fails, always have a plan B, since that could always save you from having a bad birding day. And today, it really saved the day.
October 15, 2016
When a Townsend's Solitaire has been reported in Richmond for the last few days, can we endure the weather and catch a glimpse?
October 9, 2016
The Thanksgiving Longspurs
What will happen today as I visit the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty on the search for the elusive Lapland Longspur?
August 27, 2016
Iona Island Madness, BC
For the first *real* birding after the trip, we were in for a big surprise - and a whole lot of lifers!
July 27, 2016
What will we find in ‘Maui’s Greatest Birding Spot’? Find out in the blog, as we drive up the tallest mountain on Maui – Mt. Haleakala.
July 20 & 21, 2016
Hotel Birding in Maui
Sometimes, some of the most awesome birds of your trip can show up in the most weirdest of places...
July 17, 2016
Swan Goose Story
Behind every bird, there is a story - and it is quite the story in the case of ga-chan, the Swan Goose!
July 16, 2016
A super surprising lifer at a city park in Kyoto after a visit to a museum! The question is if it will ever come close!
July 15, 2016
What to do when Kestrels show up only blocks away from our home (away from home) in Kyoto?
them, of course!
More backdated and new blogs coming soon! 😎